waxy degeneration
Amyloid Am"y*loid, Amyloidal Am`y*loid"al, a. [L. amylum starch + -oid.] Resembling or containing amyl; starchlike. [1913 Webster]

{Amyloid degeneration} (Med.), a diseased condition of various organs of the body, produced by the deposit of an albuminous substance, giving a blue color with iodine and sulphuric acid; -- called also {waxy degeneration} or {lardaceous degeneration}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Waxy degeneration — Waxy Wax y, a. Resembling wax in appearance or consistency; viscid; adhesive; soft; hence, yielding; pliable; impressible. Waxy to persuasion. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] {Waxy degeneration} (Med.), amyloid degeneration. See under {Amyloid}. {Waxy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waxy degeneration — n ZENKER S DEGENERATION * * * amyloid d …   Medical dictionary

  • waxy degeneration — noun : amyloidosis * * * waxy degeneration noun A morbid process by which the healthy tissue of various organs is transformed into a waxy albuminous substance • • • Main Entry: ↑wax …   Useful english dictionary

  • Waxy — Wax y, a. Resembling wax in appearance or consistency; viscid; adhesive; soft; hence, yielding; pliable; impressible. Waxy to persuasion. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] {Waxy degeneration} (Med.), amyloid degeneration. See under {Amyloid}. {Waxy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Waxy kidney — Waxy Wax y, a. Resembling wax in appearance or consistency; viscid; adhesive; soft; hence, yielding; pliable; impressible. Waxy to persuasion. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] {Waxy degeneration} (Med.), amyloid degeneration. See under {Amyloid}. {Waxy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Waxy liver — Waxy Wax y, a. Resembling wax in appearance or consistency; viscid; adhesive; soft; hence, yielding; pliable; impressible. Waxy to persuasion. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] {Waxy degeneration} (Med.), amyloid degeneration. See under {Amyloid}. {Waxy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waxy — [wak′sē] adj. waxier, waxiest 1. full of, covered with, or made of wax 2. like wax in nature or appearance 3. Med. designating, of, or characterized by degeneration resulting from the deposit of an insoluble, waxlike substance in an organ …   English World dictionary

  • degeneration — 1. Deterioration; passing from a higher to a lower level or type. 2. A worsening of mental, physical, or moral qualities. 3. A retrogressive pathologic change in cells or tissues, in consequence of which their functions are often impaired or… …   Medical dictionary

  • waxy spleen — a spleen affected with amyloid degeneration; called also lardaceous s …   Medical dictionary

  • waxy — /ˈwæksi/ (say waksee) adjective (waxier, waxiest) 1. resembling wax, as in substance or appearance. 2. full of, covered with, or made of wax. 3. Pathology relating to or suffering from a degeneration caused by deposits of a waxlike insoluble… …   Australian English dictionary

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